Section 47. Short-term stay to visit children in the realm

A residence permit for a period not exceeding nine months may be granted to parents intending to visit a sponsor as mentioned in section 40, first paragraph, (a) to (c), when the sponsor is the applicant’s child and resides in the realm.
It is a condition that the applicant must return to his or her country of origin after the visit.
Considerations relating to immigration regulation shall be taken into account when assessing whether a permit should be granted.
A residence permit under this section does not confer a right to take up work, and does not provide a basis for permanent residence.
The permit may not be renewed or extended.
A new permit under this provision may at the earliest be granted after one year of residence outside the realm.
The King may issue regulations containing further provisions.